All posts by Sueddie Agema

Su’eddie Vershima AGEMA (me) lives in Abuja and Makurdi, Nigeria. I was exposed to Literature at an early age by a father who kept the tradition of the moonlight tales, complete with acting roles, local lore, and cultural songs. There was also a mother who bought the best of African literary titles, from Chinua Achebe to every famous writer of the Heinemann fame. 'Humour' sparks.. . I think life should be fun, love and friendships. I love making friends, keeping them and getting proper criticism and appreciation. My blog is http://sueddie.wordpress.com. S'

Sending The Stars To Shine For You

(For Dotta, Dora, Ngohide,  Faeren, Sefa and all my siblings)   You might have left our lands long but the stars, I know, shine down there like they shine here. The moon might come out a bit late but it would still be the same one that we pursued across surfaces on many watered plains. … Continue reading Sending The Stars To Shine For You

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

You raise your thoughts to the highest heavens, even though you are at your lowest. You drink of the wonders of so much written, yet find no merit to quench the thirst that is drinking you up. You hear more words, and see much more evils … What should be, what should be? The puzzles … Continue reading The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Interview with Dr. Hyginus Ekwuazi

Interview with Dr. Hyginus Ekwuazi

INTRODUCTION: Dr. Hyginus Ekwuazi is a lecturer with the Theatre Arts Department in the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He is also a notable behind-the-scenes name in the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood as well as the founding Director-General of the National Film Institute, Jos, Plateau. What is not so popular about him is his writing … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Hyginus Ekwuazi

Thrills At Purple Silver Open Mic Session

Thrills At Purple Silver Open Mic Session

August 4th 2013 I have been away from Purple Silver for some time – I think only one session past. I have been away from many other commitments – my Naijastories account can testify too. Oh well! Decided to change that a bit… 18:30 After a hectic day, and holding a planning meeting same place … Continue reading Thrills At Purple Silver Open Mic Session

The Yasmin El-rufai Workshop Literary Evening And Lecture

The Yasmin El-rufai Workshop Literary Evening And Lecture

Yasmin El-Rufai (April 14th, 2013)   Introductions. All protocols observed… The Chairman of the occasion, Hakeem Belo-Osagie didn’t joke about his knowledge of literature which he admitted was little. Well, actually, he did! He said when he was invited by Mrs. Hadiza Isma El-Rufai to attend the event, he thought he was meant to be … Continue reading The Yasmin El-rufai Workshop Literary Evening And Lecture

Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

(Chinua Achebe 1930-2013 and on in our hearts)   Chinua Achebe is one of those epically unique individuals whose lives have been so full, so purposive and so impactful that we begin to pray that they will never die. But who doesn’t know that that is mere wishful thinking? To be sure, the Eagle on Iroko … Continue reading Chinua Achebe: Death, Where Are Thy Claws? – Niyi Osundare

Call For Submissions: Poetry On Selfless Service And Love Of Country

Call For Submissions: Poetry On Selfless Service And Love Of Country

Okay, here’s another outlet to get those lovely poems of yours out to… No time and no excuses people!! A new collection of poetry seeks to celebrate Jahman Anikulapo at 50! We welcome poems from any writer who has been touched or inspired by the dedication of Mr Anikulapo to the Arts… Well, actually if … Continue reading Call For Submissions: Poetry On Selfless Service And Love Of Country

VICTOR EHIKHAMENOR AND MAIK NWOSU BOOK n GUAGE (15th December 2012)

VICTOR EHIKHAMENOR AND MAIK NWOSU BOOK n GUAGE (15th December 2012)

It’s Lagos once more and on the 15th December, 2012 the Pulpfaction club does it big!! Adding three digits to the date, they are ready to give their 18th Edition of the grand Book n Guage [sic]… The monthly literary event for lovers of literature and the arts [plus its enviers too, I should add … Continue reading VICTOR EHIKHAMENOR AND MAIK NWOSU BOOK n GUAGE (15th December 2012)

Call For Submissions: Poems And Short Stories On The Flood

Call For Submissions: Poems And Short Stories On The Flood

The floods came differently for several people around the world. In Nigeria, it was unusual as the country had never experienced something like this before. So, do you have reflections, thoughts, lessons on the floods? Do you have any poem or short story on the flood? Do send it in!! SEVHAGE calls for them! GUIDELINES: … Continue reading Call For Submissions: Poems And Short Stories On The Flood

Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards

Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards

The awards were announced at the Entry Point hotel in Uyo on the 10th of November, 2012 during the ANA Annual General Meeting. For the first time in a long while, the winners for the Association of Nigerian Authors core awards (Prose Fiction, Poetry and Drama) had their prize money paid at the ceremony.   … Continue reading Winners of the 2012 Association Of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Literary Awards